Welcome to school year 2016/ 17 and ESL!

Welcome to School Year 2016/17!

ESL at ISM

The ESL curriculum at ISM focuses on the four skills of reading, writing, listening, and speaking. To achieve academic competency in English, your child has two EAP classes each week and is included in the mainstream core content areas, supported by a specialist in language acquisition in English, Social Studies and Science classes. Combining language and content instruction is essential to help your child develop both his/her language skills and age appropriate cognitive skills.

The units of study in Grade 6 are organized around the following conceptual themes: Structures, Cause & Effect, Discovery & Relationships.

G6 EAP Teacher

My name is Rena O’Regan. I graduated from Victoria University of Wellington with a BA. I went on to do teaching credentials at Auckland Teachers College, NZ. I have done postgraduate work in curriculum at Oxford Brookes University in the UK, and have a Master of Arts in ESL through The College of New Jersey, USA. I have nearly three decades of teaching experience in upper elementary and middle schools teaching all subjects. I have lived in Asia for 24 years and I have taught at international schools in China and Indonesia before coming to the Philippines. I have taught ESL in elementary, and English/ Social Studies and ESL in Grade 6 at ISM.

G6 ESL blog

This is our class blog where both parents and students can find updates and discussions about what and how we are learning. For parents, there are useful tips and updates to help you support your child’s learning at school, and for students, this is a place to access information from class, review, and preview upcoming work. Students are strongly encouraged to check the blog on a weekly basis to help prepare for the week ahead.

We can look forward to a challenging and rewarding year, full of rich and exciting experiences. Let the Grade 6 learning journey begin. We are ready for take off!